Top 100 1981

The top 100 1981 lists the 100 most popular hits in the UK singles music charts in 1981.

Position Artist Title
01 Shakin' Stevens This Ole House
02 Adam & The Ants Stand And Deliver
03 The Specials Ghost Town
04 Soft Cell Tainted Love
05 Adam & The Ants Prince Charming
06 John Lennon Imagine
07 Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up
08 Ultravox Vienna
09 Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life
10 Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin It's My Party
11 Shakin' Stevens Green Door
12 The Tweets The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)
13 Smokey Robinson Being With You
14 John Lennon Woman
15 Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup You Face
16 Shakin' Stevens You Drive Me Crazy
17 Roxy Music Jealous Guy
18 Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
19 Adam & The Ants Antmusic
20 Starsound Stars On 45
21 The Human League Don't You Want Me
22 Kim Wilde Kids In America
23 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked On Classics
24 Aneka Japanese Boy
25 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai (Theme From 'Life And Times Of David Lloyd George')
26 Altered Images Happy Birthday
27 Bad Manners Can Can
28 Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure
29 Cliff Richard Daddy's Home
30 Ottawan Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
31 The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
32 Imagination Body Talk
33 Stevie Wonder Lately
34 Phil Collins In The Air Tonight
35 The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)
36 Starsound Stars On 45 (Volume 2)
37 Coast To Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck
38 Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight
39 Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday
40 Odyssey Going Back To My Roots
41 Adam & The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier
42 Kate Robbins & Beyond More Than In Love
43 The Jacksons Can You Feel It
44 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Souvenir
45 Rainbow I Surrender
46 Landscape Einstein A-Go-Go
47 Champaign How 'Bout Us
48 Toyah Four From Toyah (EP)
49 Spandau Ballet Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
50 Earth Wind & Fire Let's Groove
51 Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb
52 John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
53 Sugar Minott Good Thing Going
54 Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
55 Alvin Stardust Pretend
56 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Joan Of Arc
57 Soft Cell Bedsitter
58 Duran Duran Girls On Film
59 Third World Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love)
60 The Four Tops When She Was My Girl
61 Madness Grey Day
62 The Nolans Attention to Me
63 Ten Pole Tudor Swords Of A Thousand Men
64 Cliff Richard Wired For Sound
65 The Police Invisible Sun
66 Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
67 Tight Fit Back To The Sixties
68 Kim Wilde Chequered Love
69 The Whispers It's A Love Thing
70 Madness The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven
71 Olivia Newton-John Physical
72 REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You
73 Elaine Paige Memory
74 Squeeze Labelled With Love
75 Elvis Costello A Good Year For The Roses
76 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love
77 Toyah Thunder In The Mountains
78 Toyah I Want To Be Free
79 Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only
80 Graham Bonnet Night Games
81 Depeche Mode New Life
82 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
83 Yarborough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music
84 The Teardrop Explodes Reward
85 Linx Intuition
86 The Human League Open Your Heart
87 Visage Fade To Grey
88 Rod Stewart Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)
89 Blondie Rapture
90 UB40 One In Ten
91 Lobo The Caribbean Disco Show
92 Abba One Of Us
93 Dire Straits Romeo And Juliet
94 Freeez Southern Freeez
95 Bob Marley & The Wailers No Woman No Cry
96 Specials featuring Rico With The Ice Rink String Sounds Do Nothing / Maggie's Farm
97 Laurie Anderson O Superman
98 Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough
99 Fred Wedlock The Oldest Swinger In Town
100 The Pointer Sisters Slow Hand